Laurie Klein Photography Workshop at the 4UR

May 11th, 2017 by insideout

Come to the beautiful 4UR Ranch for a spectacular photography workshop taught by nationally recognized professional photographer, Laurie Klein. This workshop will be include techniques for photographing models, horses, with the stunning San Juan Mountains as a backdrop. Besides photography, participants may enjoy all activities offered at 4UR Ranch, including fly fishing, natural hot springs, … Read More

Painting Workshops with Stephen Quiller

May 11th, 2017 by insideout

Stephen Quiller is an internationally award -winning master watercolorist who joins the 4UR Ranch each spring and fall for a week-long painting workshop that brings together artists from around the world. Workshop focuses vary between subjects like, plein air, intensive color and water media, casein and gauche. Artists of all abilities come to learn from … Read More

4UR Ranch 2013 – What A Great Year

December 27th, 2013 by insideout

Time sure flies and here we are with Christmas right around the corner and New Year’s Eve 2014 close on its heels. Looking back over 2013 and reflecting on what a great year it was for all of us, here at 4UR Ranch, we are happy to see that we’re not the only ones who … Read More

4UR Executive Chef Wray Warner – Dude Ranch Gourmet

December 19th, 2013 by insideout

The phrase “Colorado dude ranch vacation” doesn’t naturally trigger mental images of gourmet food – but after a stay at 4UR Ranch, you might find your perception in this area altered, to say the least. Executive Chef Wray Warner has always had a fascination for food and it shows in the kinds of meals he … Read More

What To Bring On A Dude Ranch Vacation

November 21st, 2013 by insideout

People ask all the time what to bring on a dude ranch vacation – and, when they don’t, we sometimes wish they would. It’s always good to be prepared and one of the main reasons that we have a “Packing List” list on our site. What To Bring On A Dude Ranch Vacation T-shirts, shorts, … Read More

The Jitters – First Time Horseback Riding

October 25th, 2013 by insideout

Sometimes people are a bit nervous about their first time horseback riding at the ranch – and that’s understandable. Horses are big animals and you can feel like you’re waaaaaay up in the air once you get into that saddle. If you’ve never been on a horse or, worse, if you’ve had a prior bad … Read More

The Benefits of a Therapeutic Massage at 4UR Ranch

September 30th, 2013 by insideout

Anyone who has ever had a therapeutic massage at 4UR Ranch before knows: it feels good. Really good! There’s nothing like having someone soothing your body’s aches and pains – especially ones you weren’t even aware of until they have been massaged away. The idea of getting a massage is a little uncomfortable to some. … Read More

Creede, Colorado and the Thread of History

September 13th, 2013 by insideout

The Upper Rio Grande Valley of Colorado’s southern Rockies was known to the native peoples well before anyone ever considered founding a town called Creede, Colorado here. The Paleo-hunters who discovered the area found it to be a good, summer hunting ground and enjoyed the hot springs in what would one day be called Wagon … Read More

Rise to New Heights at the Creede Balloon Festival

August 23rd, 2013 by insideout

It’s a morning of the second Annual Creede Balloon Festival. The air is cool, the light in the sky only now beginning to break into dawn. Around you, voices and activity take on an excited hush as giant blobs of color begin to rise up off the ground. They take shape almost as if alive; … Read More

This Summer at Creede Repertory Theatre

August 4th, 2013 by insideout

Did you know that the tiny ghost-town of Creede has one of the “top five theater companies” in Colorado? It’s true! We have an amazing Repertory Theater a short drive from the guest ranch in the quaint mining town of Creede. For the last six years, Creede Repertory Theater was awarded The Denver Post Readers’ … Read More

Let the Ranch Vacations Resume!

July 14th, 2013 by insideout

After some serious hand-wringing and worrying, we are so happy to announce that the 4UR Ranch will be re-opening for the 2013 season on July 20th! We were incredibly lucky to have avoided the wildfires – the ranch lands and buildings are completely unharmed. Once again, the 4UR is a hub of activity! Nearly all … Read More

Update on the West Fork Wildfires in Southwest Colorado

June 26th, 2013 by insideout

Unfortunately, the 4UR Ranch had to be evacuated last week because of concerns over the approaching wildfires in our corner of beautiful Southern Colorado. At this point, the ranch and all residents (including those with four legs) are safe. We wanted to let all of you know about what has happened in the last week. … Read More